Site Update: Folding, Photos, Tunes, and News

Discussion in 'Site News' started by MacRumors, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    - MacRumors Folding @ Home Team is currently the 25th overall ranked team and remains the #1 Mac Folding team. If you want to help, see our FAQ or visit our Distributed Computing forum.

    - Doctor Q has put together a MacRumors Photo Directory which matches faces with usernames of many MacRumors users.

    - DailyTunes now offers 1190 individual iTunes song recommendations. New song recommendation submissions have been streamlined thanks to weefle. Only a single iTunes song link is required to make a song recommendation and all the necessarily information is pulled automatically from the iTunes Music Store.

    - A reminder that MacBytes tracks other interesting Mac news stories, opinion pieces, and happenings in the Mac Community that may not make it to the MacRumors front page.
     
  2. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    Go ahead!

    There is a long way ahead, great & congratulations!:cool:
     
  3. humangod macrumors member

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    look at the apple geeks!!

    in regards to the pictures thread:

    HAHAHA!! LOOK AT ALL THE APPLE GEEKS!!!!:D

    *looks in the mirror*

    oh wait... nevermind.

    -Mike
     
  4. arn macrumors god

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    Re: look at the apple geeks!!

    Heh... be kind. ;)

    We want to encouraging of people to post photos....

    arn
     
  5. punter macrumors 6502

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    you should get that 1100 node super computer to fold for a couple of minutes for your team! Take you to first place perhaps.
     
  6. sososowhat macrumors 6502

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    We actually together are close to as powerful as the Big Mac. Our team shows 912 active processors this week. I believe dualies count as one (mine seems to). Ok, so BigMac's faster, but not more than a few times faster, than the MacRumors team.

    Power to the People :)
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Who Ranked this Negative?!?

    Okay, who ranked this thread negative? Just curious - I mean, I think the folding ranking is great, the photo directory is an excellent idea for the MacRumors community, and Daily Tunes is an excellent resource for people.

    Sorry, I just don't see any negatives to this. If someone feels different, I have no problems with that at all, it just kind of surprises me. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion though! :)
     
  8. tazo macrumors 68040

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    I am working on the folding at home deal ;) Just finished my 11th :)
     
  9. BaghdadBob macrumors 6502a

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    Some people just get a kick out of posting a negative.

    If you left a thread on the main page long enough that said "Apple profits $1Bil and cures cancer" it would pick up seven or eight negatives. And when I say "long enough" I mean about three hours.
     
  10. jouster macrumors 65816

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    I've always wondered why there are a few people in the team who folded a bunch of units but have next to no points. Anyone know? Like, for example, Laslo_Panaflex, who has 2000+ units and hardly any points!
     
  11. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Heh heh - that's totally true... :)
     
  12. Doctor Q Administrator

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    That just proves that MacRumors is the #1 site in the world for everything, from soup to nuts!
     
  13. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Really.

    What bad news is this?

    'Oh, but MacRumors isn't the #1 team, so therefore it is bad news'

    :confused:

    What the hell, arn can you track the people who post negetive for no reason and ban them, please...:rolleyes:

    They folded 'back in the day' AKA before it was cool ;) .

    No they folded a while ago when WU were smaller and counted alot less.

    edit: Please Join Folding, it helps people.

    Everyone from people with cancer to mad cows disease.
     
  14. Dippo macrumors 65816

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    So, MacBytes says that the BigMac is officially #3 supercomputer. So is that true, I haven't read that on Macrumors.
     
  15. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You should have noticed it in these forums since they're the same forums for MacBytes, MacRumors, and DailyTunes. ;)
     
  16. Awimoway macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. Of about 100 pics, only 7 are female. Probably a pretty good sample of the MR community as a whole.
     
  17. arn macrumors god

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    That's what Wired says... but the really official numbers come out tomorrow (Sun). I'll post it when it comes from the source.

    arn
     
  18. CompUSAMacNerd macrumors member

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    Curious

    I'm still a bit of a newbie to the forum and all..but what is folding, and how does one get to be on the team, and what does it all do?
    Explain? :)
     
  19. simX macrumors 6502a

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    How come the MacRumors SETI@home team is never advertised? It's always neglected. :\
     
  20. sososowhat macrumors 6502

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    I think it's a bug in the scoring. I went through a few units one @ a time, then suddenly I complete what should be two units & they show up as 43 (projects 912 & 913). The points are right; the work units are off.
     
  21. rdowns Suspended

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    Newbie, member, ???????

    Since we have a thread related to site news, how about a list of MacRumors statuses and the criteria for each?

    Newbie
    Member
    ??????
    ??????
     
  22. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Re: Newbie, member, ???????

    I assume you're referring to how many posts it takes to advance to the next "classification", etc.? If so, the info you're looking for can be found in the FAQs if you look there. I can paraphrase here if you like:

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    Newbie = 0 - 29 posts
    Member => 30 posts
    Regular => 100 posts
    6502 => 500 posts
    65816 => 1000 posts
    65832 => 1500 posts
    68000 => 1505 posts
    68010 => 2000 posts
    68020 => 2005 posts
    68030 => 2500 posts
    etc....

    DemiGod or Contributer => Users who have contributed to the site

    Macrumors God => adminstrators

    ~~~~~~~~

    Hope this helps!
     
  23. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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